Why am I turning so weak and going so slow” – Colin McPhillips on shortboard surfing

If you are going to have more fun riding the front door off of your house, why not, give it a go” – Colin on close minded surfers

You can’t have too much power or too much strength on a standup.” – Colin

Colin McPhillips Show Notes:

  • 0:55 – Colin’s background in surfing, world titles, and intro to SUP surfing
  • 3:30 – Colin talks about his first SUP board, an 11’6”
  • 5:30 – First good wave at Dog Patch
  • 6:15 – Seeing surfing from the eye’s of a beginner
  • 7:15 – The fun of bettering yourself
  • 8:00 – How is the vibe in the water for SUP surfing in San Clemente
  • 8:30 – Trestles is off limits to SUPs.  Paddles are considered water vechicles
  • 10:40 – The feeling of surfing small waves with a paddle
  • 11:30 – For Colin McPhillips, SUP surfing is a family affair
  • 13:00 – ISA World SUP games, Dave Boehne, Sean Poynter
  • 13:50 – Colin’s thoughts on Mo Freitas and Ian Vaz’s boards
  • 15:50 – SUP surfing contest judging, paddle usage in surfing
  • 17:45 – Erik and Colin talk body size, strength and power in SUP surfing
  • 19:00 – SUP stigma in lineups, close minded surfers, what will it take for surfers to give it a try
  • 21:00 – Luke Egan and Rob Machado hop on SUPs, what top level surfers could do on a SUP if they really gave it a go
  • 22:00 – Erik’s bet to folks who give him a hard time in the water
  • 23:45 – Hobie Raw SUP boards.  Factory Sizes, Custom Orders, Longboard Series
  • 25:40 – What Colin is riding now, a custom 100L longboard SUP (9.0 x 3.75 x 27)
  • 27:20 – Colin won the Longboard division at Carolina Cup
  • 28:00 – New ideas on design, shorter, narrower longboard SUPs
  • 29:30 – Erik and Colin talk about how they met and how Erik got into SUP surfing
  • 30:50 – Erik talks his new board that just arrived, a 7.7 x 26 x 4 at 86L
  • 31:30 – Traction pads vs. wax, water temp, river mouths, rough decks
  • 32:40 – Paddles, cutting them shorter, 2 inches shorter than height, flex for surfing
  • 35:30 – Happy Birthday Colin, How long can you be a pro surfer, future plans, SUP gave Colin another career
  • 37:00 – Folks who just got into SUP for profit, the SUP bandwagon
  • 38:00 – Colin’s thoughts on SUP as a whole, 3 different sports
  • 39:30 – Everyone who gets on a SUP eventually wants to ride waves, it’s the best thing you can do
  • 41:00 – How old is SUP as a sport, how old is Paddle Enhanced Surfing as a sport
  • 43:00 – Thinning out rails on shorter, thicker boards
  • 44:00 – Where the current batch of pro SUP surfers came from, other sports, what will attract more surfers into the sport
  • 46:45 – Strength for SUP surfing vs shortboarding, kettlebells, leverage of the paddle
  • 49:00 – SUP surfing’s early days of choppy surfing, now athletes are starting to surf on the rail
  • 50:00 – When is Colin coming back down to Costa Rica to BlueZoneSUP.com to run another camp?  June/July
  • 51:00 – Erik talks about being very scared at a local reef during the early May huge swell
  • 52:45 – Colin’s big wave board, the coastal cruiser
  • 53:45 – Colin’s closing thoughts, keep getting out there and having fun

Published by Erik Antonson

Erik is the founder and host of the PaddleWoo podcast, 2X Costa Rica National SUP Surf Champion and owner of Blue Zone SUP Camps.

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